Architecture of Change

Adaptive Building Skins

Authored by: Branko Kolarevic , Vera Parlac

The Routledge Companion for Architecture Design and Practice

Print publication date:  November  2015
Online publication date:  November  2015

Print ISBN: 9781138023154
eBook ISBN: 9781315775869
Adobe ISBN: 9781317688754

10.4324/9781315775869.ch15

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Abstract

As the external socio-economic, cultural, and technological context changes, so do conceptions of space, shape, and form in architecture. Over the past decade, we have seen an increasing interest in exploring the capacity of built spaces to change, i.e., to respond dynamically and automatically to changes in the external and internal environments and to different patterns of use. The principal idea is that two-way relationships could be established among the spaces, the environment, and the users: the users or the changes in the environment would affect the configuration of space and vice versa; the result is an architecture that self-adjusts to the needs of the users.

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